Re: Use of M

Subject: Re: Use of M
From: John Fulton <FultonJ -at- MAILNET -dot- COMSHARE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 1994 07:38:00 EST

Re: the use of M for a thousand. It's not just a Delaware thing.
It's Roman numerals, as in MCMXCIV (1994).

The benefits of a classical education, eh?

> From: Christopher Miller <cmmiller -at- BRAHMS -dot- UDEL -dot- EDU>
> ...For example, I would receive a job order to
> print "5M letterheads." My manager said, "You idiot, 'M' stands for a
> thousand." As far as I know, to this day printing orders are written up
> in this way. (excuse the passive, it couldn't be helped) ;-)

> Anyway, I have yet to see M used as 1000 anywhere else. Is this just a
> Delaware thing? Ask your printer.

> Chris Miller

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